This Saturday, September 17th, the Whitneyville Branch of the Hamden Library system will be open from 9:30 to 1 p.m. , thanks to the efforts of the Whitneyville Civic Association and the generosity of librarian Nancy McNichol, who has switched her normal scheduled hours and given up a part of her weekend, to make the library available to the community. I love to spend time at a library, so I'm thrilled to have it open for a Saturday morning outing for kids and book lovers of all ages. These Saturday hours will continue through the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We hope it can become a permanent schedule.
The Whitneyville Civic Association is a group of volunteers that work to improve the look and the quality of life in our neighborhood. The request for weekend hours was part of a Top 5 Priority List presented to the Town of Hamden, which includes things like bike lanes for those who want to bike to nearby New Haven, about 1.5 miles from the center of Whitneyville. Mayor Scott Jackson, attending the last Association meeting, remarked how citizens and town officials working together can get things done, despite tight fiscal budgets. It takes vision to improve a community, some creativity and the work of so many volunteers. You can read about the Whitneyville Civic Association at www.Whitneyville.org.
You can visit our library at 125 Carleton Street, corner of Putnam Avenue, one block west from Whitney Avenue. Make sure you thank the librarian!